I thought I go through my older folders again, the ones where most photos were either taken with a smartphone or point-and-shoot camera. Because I think photos taken with these devices are not necessarily bad, it’s just that you don’t have as much freedom as with DSLR photos when it’s about editing, due to the difference of the file size and quality. But once in a while I really like to go back to my older photos. It would be sad to just delete them. It’s sometimes also interesting to see how you took photos back then, and what you would do differently today. The photo above was taken in Lübeck and it’s one of those old streets you can find in our historic district. Just for the fun of it, I also created a black and white version that I like too…
3 thoughts on “Old Street”
I’ve been looking at a few of my old ones this week too. They are not as good as those I might take today but they were taken in places I’ll never visit again so I would never get rid of them. Some don’t look too bad even after nearly thirty years.
So true. I personally think it’s not just about the photo, but also the moments you connect with it. I have real difficulties to delete photos and I really just do it with the worst ones.
Also, since we take a lot more photos than those who maybe take 10 photos in a year with their smartphones, our standards and how we evaluate photos raises over time. Because we learn with each photo. So, like you said, I sometimes like to remind myself and think “Maybe I would have done it differently today, but it’s not a bad photo, it’s just how I wanted to capture things back then, with the techniques I knew back then”.